Anti-capitalist group Solidarity Against Austerity dedicated their march to the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition. “We see racism and [attacks] on workers and various other types of oppression as very interconnected,” said organizer Dylan Penner. “We’re here in solidarity with the [Black and Somali communities].” Read more.
Hundreds of unionized workers joined forces at the annual Labour Day Parade. Solidarity Against Austerity joined the march. Read more.
Along with traditional union chants and slogans, this year’s Labour Day parade through downtown Ottawa drew attention to calls for justice for Abdirahman Abdi — the Somali-Canadian man who died this summer following a confrontation with Ottawa police. Read more.